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Payrolls in the U.S. climbed less than projected in August after smaller gains the prior two months, indicating companies are being deliberate in their hiring as they wait for a pickup in demand. The unemployment rate unexpectedly fell as more people left the labor force. more
New England businesses show signs of “cautious optimism” amid continued moderate economic growth in the region, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book released Wednesday. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate remains the highest among New England states after rising to 8.9 percent in July from 8.8 percent a month earlier, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Thursday. more
Preserve Rhode Island and the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission have selected 14 individuals, organizations and projects to receive 2013 Rhody Awards for Historic Preservation. more
JOHNSTON – Dassault Systèmes has signed on to become the first tenant in the new Northwoods office building under construction on Atwood Avenue, Hobbs Brook Management LLC, owners of the property … more
The trade deficit in the U.S, widened in July from an almost four-year low as imports rebounded and exports cooled. more
Home prices in the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metro area rose 4.8 percent in July compared with a year ago, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index report released Tuesday. more
Gasoline prices rose in Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, ending a month-long streak of falling prices, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Manufacturing in the United States expanded more than forecast in August to the fastest pace since June 2011, a sign the sector will contribute more to the expansion in the second half of the year. more
Jarden Corp. agreed to buy Yankee Candle for $1.75 billion, making its biggest acquisition to add the 43-year-old scented candle maker to its collection of more than 120 consumer brands. more
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